Application

 Cambridge

 Christ’s

 Law

 2009

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 United Kingdom

 Comprehensive School

 yes (9 A*,3 A)

A-levels

(A at AS (265 UMS); predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS (272 UMS); predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(B at AS (209 UMS); predicted B; gained B at A2)

(A at AS (250 UMS); predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS (262 UMS); predicted A; gained NA at A2)

German was done a year early.

Details about the offer

 conditional

AAA

undecided yet

N/A

Decisions about the application

I really like it from when i’ve been up to visit family, and the Sixth Form Law Conference was really good.

Went to both and thought Cambridge was a bit friendlier…also, i vaguely know my way around Cambridge so i’m less likely to get lost there.

I want to be a barrister, i like to debate and i like the idea of learning about rules which we follow but constantly change.

My sister-in-law went there and she loved it. She’s a lot like me so i figured i’d like it too. Also, it’s got a good record.

Preparation

yes

For Law? Read the papers, and don’t lie on your SAQ because they ask you about it. Also, you should probably know about very common legal terms or you’ll come out mouthing ‘oh my God, that was awful’ as i did.

Interview

yes

no

no

One wasn’t bad apart from a few bad comments (e.g. ‘oh, i thought you were asking me to punch you, i got really confused then’) but the other made me feel like i was doomed.

Given a text and half-hour to read it. Discussed text and this led to other aspects of it and then we leapt to Property law. Also asked about work experience, subject topics and given a second text and asked if scenarios fitted it.

Black and white sweatervest, black trousers, black shoes and white socks. Though i should look smart and make a good impression. Wasn’t helped by hair not staying down and entered looking like a well-dressed mad professor.

Impressions

It was beautiful.

Room is fairly small but pretty good. Had en-suite. Only problem was i couldn’t find an on switch for heating or off switch for air conditioning and froze.

I had cereal. It was quite nice though.

Very friendly, and ready to make you feel at ease.

N/A

Final stage

Agonizingly horrible. I was absolutely convinced i had been rejected but i couldn’t help hoping.

My dad woke me up to give me the envelope which was thin so my response was ‘Oh God. it’s too thin. I’ve been rejected’ Then i opened it and saw the words ‘meet these conditions’ and started jumping up and down shouting ‘YES! YES!’

Looking back

Sure.

Don’t stress out too much. If every friend you have is telling you you’ll get it, they may well have a point. Also, if you feel like you’ve just had the worst interview ever, you probably have a decent chance (unless you stayed silent all the way through)